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by Tensar International, on May 17, 2022 9:17:03 AM

In the ancient days (P.C. – that is, pre-Covid), all was right in the land. Workers worked. Drivers drove. And a transportation contractor or road-owner could call a supplier and …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksChemical Stabilization

by Alec Anderson, P.E., on Mar 10, 2022 11:46:54 AM

When soft soils are encountered on a job site, many contractors automatically turn to the same solutions they've always used. However, their "go to" method may not be the cheapest …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureSubgrade StabilizationAccess Roads

by Andrew Dietz, on Dec 3, 2021 12:20:05 PM

At first blush, the Biden Administration’s infrastructure bill appears to be very good news for road contractors. Clocking in at over a trillion dollars, it holds the promise for a …

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Topics:RoadwaysPublic WorksPavement MaintenanceSustainabilityAsphalt Reinforcement

by Andrew Dietz, on Nov 4, 2021 9:40:22 AM

In November 2020, Biden transportation advisor John Procari gave an address to state DOT leaders in which he explained that the new administration would prioritize shovel-worthy projects for federal funding …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

by Dennis Rogers, on Oct 26, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Serving as the District Maintenance Engineer for Caltrans’ District 9 (Bishop) for over 22 years, John Fox has overseen thousands of miles of pavement preservation treatments including polymer modified gap …

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Topics:RoadwaysPublic WorksPavement Maintenance

by Katie Phillips, on Oct 14, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Time is our most valuable commodity - once it's lost, it can never be replenished. Contractors, engineers and others working in civil construction know this all too well. Delays brought …

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Topics:RoadwaysPublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationRoads

by Paul Schmitz, on Sep 21, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Earlier this month, the $1 trillion infrastructure bill received bipartisan approval in the senate. This comes at a crucial time when both the United State's aging infrastructure and battered economy …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

by Jeffrey Rasche, on Feb 12, 2021 10:54:57 AM

One common solution that's used to address fatigue and reflective cracking in pavements is applying an asphalt overlay directly on top of the existing pavement. Although this approach provides some …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksPavement Maintenance

by Joe Heintz, P.E., on Nov 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

For years, engineers around the world have depended on Tensar's SpectraPave design software. This free program has become the most powerful tool for evaluating roadway design options and optimizing pavement …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPublic WorksPavement DesignPavement OptimizationAccess RoadsRoads

by Bryan Gee, P.E., on Oct 26, 2020 12:07:48 PM

The mechanisms governing roadway performance are complex. Because roads are designed for long service lives under varying conditions, differences in performance which may seem small at first can be magnified …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignAccess RoadsEducation

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